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West Virginia foster care system still in crisis

By TAYLOR STUCK

The Herald-Dispatch

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — At Necco, the search for foster parents is never-ending.

“We need triple the amount of foster families,” said Zeke Davis, program director of the Necco office in Logan.

There are currently 6,623 children in foster care from West Virginia, according to the latest report from the Department of Health and Human Resources from Aug. 31. Almost 6 percent, or 395 children, are being housed out-of-state, mainly in group homes or long-term psychiatric facilities.

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